Millions of Channel 5 viewers warned of costly mistake – check your iPhone and Android device now | The Sun

CHANNEL 5 has warned viewers to watch out for scammers trying to trick them when signing up to My5.

As you setup the streaming service on your TV you can scan a QR code to do the process much faster.

However, some QR code readers are apparently sending people to fake Channel 5 websites.

These dubious sites claim there is a subscription fee to access the service.

But this is false, as My5 is completely free with no paid tier even available.

"We are aware of some scam QR code reader apps on the market that can redirect users to unofficial non-Channel 5 websites that are asking users to pay a fee to register for My5," Channel 5 said.

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"My5 is a 100% free service with no subscription fee – you will never be charged to use My5.

"If you are asked to pay a fee then you are not on the official My5 site and you should not continue."

To avoid falling victim, the broadcaster recommends only using QR code readers built into your smartphone.

On iPhone, this is done within the main Camera app.

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And on Android, it works with Lens enabled.

You can also stay safe by checking the website address it sends you to.

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And it should also have a padlock symbol next to it, which means it's a secure website.

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